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Friday Drive #031 - Leadership Self-Reflection: What's It Like to Be on the Other Side of You?

Jan 12, 2024

Read Time: 90 Seconds


Imagine yourself as an employee working in your business and working for a boss like you.

Would you feel empowered and excited, knowing the person leading you has your best interests at heart, prioritizing your well-being above all else?

Would they be calm & consistent, someone you enjoy seeing when they walk into the room?

What kind of leader are you? What do others think about you?

Answering these questions is challenging because, in reality, we often need complete self-awareness regarding how we truly come across. Have you ever considered recording a Zoom meeting or listening to a call you participated in? Chances are you haven't, as it can be uncomfortable to confront our authentic selves. Nevertheless, taking this brave step is crucial to elevate your leadership skills to the next level.

Take a moment to ask yourself, "What is it like to be on the other side of me?" Pastor Andy Stanley posed this thought-provoking question in a powerful message that resonated deeply with me. Inspired, I began actively seeking honest feedback from those around me. I even created a simple survey to gather valuable insights from my team. At first, receiving feedback that exposed areas where I fell short as a leader took a lot of work. However, embracing a genuine understanding of my strengths and weaknesses allowed me to address and overcome those shortcomings, ultimately transforming me into a more effective leader.

Do you have someone within your inner circle who can provide honest feedback on what it's genuinely like to be on the other side of you? If not, it is imperative to seek out such a person. Having someone who can offer constructive criticism and valuable insights into your leadership style is invaluable for unlocking your full potential.

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